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Hazard relishing Conte´s 3-4-3 system at Chelsea

Eden Hazard says he is relishing Antonio Conte’s 3-4-3 system at Chelsea as it allows him to have more involvement in the centre of the pitch.

The Blues thumped Leicester City 3-0 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, with Diego Costa, Hazard and Victor Moses on target.

That was Chelsea’s second straight Premier League win since Conte’s tactical tweak, which sees two attacking midfielders deployed behind their focal point in attack, Costa.

And Hazard, whose goal was his third in the league this season, is thoroughly enjoying the strategy.

He told Sky Sports: “I play more inside the pitch and I don’t stay wide. 

“I play this system with the Belgium side. We have more freedom and we can win the ball back. It is good for us.

“We did everything – we created a lot of chances, scored three goals and didn’t concede. It’s good to be back and take three points.”

Hazard added that his celebration – making the number 22 with his hands – was dedicated to team-mate Willian, who is on compassionate leave after the death of his mother.

He added: “My celebration was for Willy. He lost his mother and we are thinking about him. We hope he can come back stronger.”

N’Golo Kante, meanwhile, enjoyed the occasion against his former club.

He said: “For me it was a special game because last season I enjoyed it in Leicester. To play against them is special. 

“I’m happy to win because now I’m a Chelsea player and it was important for us.

“I had my chance, maybe I will score next game! The most important thing is to win and we are happy with that

Sat 15 Oct, 2016
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